St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Hi everyone,

St. Patrick’s Day rapidly approaching and as someone who is Irish and usually has some sort of party, I’ve been thinking about menu planning and that includes cocktails. I will admit that Guinness isn’t my favorite, although I do like Guinness Blonde, so having fun and festive cocktail options is a must. These cocktails are just that, so let’s get into it.

The first cocktail we have is Sparkling Green Sangria. I think sangria is great for most  occasions because it’s so versatile and this one sounds so good.

What You Need:

  • 2 bottles of Moscato
  • 3 ounces of triple sec
  • 2 sliced cucumbers
  • 2 cups of seedless green grapes, they can be sliced or whole
  • 1 sliced granny smith apple
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • 1 sliced lime
  • 1/2 liter of club soda

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is grab a bowl or pitcher, whichever you prefer, and to that add the wine, sliced cucumber, grapes, apple, lemon and lime.
  • Then you’re going to add in the triple sec and stir that gently. Once you’ve done that cover it and put in the fridge for 2-24 hours.
  • Once it’s out of the fridge top it with the club soda and give a stir.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The next cocktail we have is the Green Whiskey Smash. It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day without whiskey and I’ve never had a whiskey smash, so I might have to make this one.

What You Need:

  • 8 fresh mint leaves, plus a few more for garnish
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of light agave nectar or simple syrup, it’s up to you
  • 2 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • Crushed ice

What You Do:

  • The first thing you’re going to do is take a cocktail shaker and to that add the mint leaves, lime wedges and agave/simple syrup. Take a muddler and mash about 4-5 times.
  • Once you’ve done that add in the whiskey and a little bit of crushed ice and shake well.
  • To your glass add crushed ice then pour on your drink and garnish with a few mint leaves.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The second to last cocktail we have is the Lucky Shamrock. This is a great mix of sweet and sour. And this recipe makes one drink.

What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces of sour apple liqueur
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of agave
  • Sprite
  • Lime wedges and apple slices to garnish

What You Do:

  • The first step is to take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Then add in the tequila, sour apple liqueur, lime juice and agave. Shake until well combined.
  • Then fill your glass with ice and pour the cocktail into the glass. Top with Sprite and garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of apple.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And the last cocktail we have is the Jameson Melon. This is a really unique cocktail and this recipe makes one.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • 1 ounce of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 1/2 Midori melon liqueur
  • 2 ounces of tonic water
  • Sliced honeydew melon
  • A sprig of fresh mint
  • Ice

What You Do:

  • First, take your cocktail shaker and add in the simple syrup, Jameson, Midori, tonic water and ice. Stir that 30 seconds until well mixed.
  • Then take your glass and fill it with ice and strain the cocktail into it.
  • Garnish with two slices of honeydew and a sprig of fresh mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any favorite St. Patrick’s Day cocktails I’d love to know what they are.

Until next time, have fun making drinks and I hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day :).

-K

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